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Advancing medical research with the latest human genetics technologies

Precision Genomics Seminar



The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Lowy Packer Building, 405 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Thermofisher half-day seminar, hosting international and local scientists, talking on exciting new applications of emerging genetic technologies;
You will also get hands-on time with some of our latest products at the exhibition.

Morning tea and lunch is included, and get access to exclusive promotions for attendees.
Find out more and register at

Time Topic and speaker
8.30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome

9:15 am Session 1: Genomics from research to beyond
Developing a signature of circulating microRNA biomarkers for diabetes
Mugdha Joglekar, Ph.D.
JDRF Post-doctoral Research Fellow
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, AU
Advancing Translational Research with the TaqMan Portfolio of qPCR Solutions
Stephen Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Content Engine
Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
Michael O’Connor, Ph.D.
Research Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine, Western Sydney University

10:30 am Morning tea, networking and trade display

11:10 am Session 2: Oncology and Liquid Biopsy
Analysis of ctDNA using NGS and ddPCR to monitor for patients with metastatic EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Tara Roberts, Ph.D.
Cancer Institute NSW Future Research Leader Fellow
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, University of Western Sydney, AU
Advancing Liquid Biopsy with NGS Solutions
Tom Bittick, Ph.D.
Sr. Product Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA

12:25 pm Technology highlights and close

12:35 pm Lunch, networking and trade display

There are limited places and the registration closes on 20th July so don’t miss out.